Waiting for the Barbarians

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Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Ravan Press (1981)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 0869751980
ISBN-13: 9780869751985
Book Condition: Very Good. Previous owner's name written on ffep. Slight foxing to top edge of pages. Internally clean and well bound. 
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Spine is sunned but otherwise bright and clear with no loss or tears.
Full condition description available on request.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 156
Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 1.8 cm
Weight: 0.35 kg

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A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee centers on the crisis of conscience and morality of 'The Magistrate' - a loyal servant of the Empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the "barbarians".

Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.

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